Organizations

Organizational papers trace the history of local Jewish organizations through institutional records, correspondence, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia. Collection highlights include:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

The core of this collection is 19 scrapbooks holding clippings, promotional materials, invitations, and other documentation of the JCC's activities from the late 1910s through the 1980s. Learn the history of the area's JCCs here and here.

The Young Mens' Hebrew Association was the predecessor to the JCC. This 1918 newsletter cover shows an image of the building the YMHA had just moved into at the corner of 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

JHSGW Collections. Gift of JCCGW.

Children running down the front steps of the JCC en route to two weeks at the JCC-sponsored Center Camp in Prince William County, Virginia, 1937.

JHSGW Collections. Gift of JCCGW.

Teen Clubs, 1920-1960s

Watch a video about D.C'.s Jewish teen clubs!

Paula Pascal and Fred Goldberg enjoy a dance sponsored by Upsilon Lambda Phil, a Jewish high-school fraternity, 1955.

JHSGW Collections. Gift of Paula Pascal

Flier for Aleph Zadik Aleph’s annual Yom Kippur dance, 1939

JHSGW Collections. Gift of Sol Lynn.